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Arlo G. Baker

Baker, ArloFuneral services for Arlo G. Baker, age 70, of Elizabeth Street, Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Frary Funeral Home.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Mr. Baker passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Michelle Baker, of Plattsburgh; his son, Bryan Baker and his wife, Christa, of Dannemora, NY; his stepdaughter Jeannette Costigan and her husband, Sean, of Ogdensburg; four grandchildren, Bryce and Brynn Baker and Drew and Brooke Costigan.  He is predeceased by one sister, Grace Taft.

Mr. Baker was born in Dannemora, NY on July 21, 1945, the son of Glenn and Irene Hill Baker.  He graduated from Saranac Central School in 1964.  He served in the US Army where he served at Fort Dix.  He later joined the Reserves.  He first worked at a paper mill and later went to work at the Dannemora State Hospital.  He joined N.Y.S. Corrections commencing at Green Haven and later Great Meadow, Clinton, Ogdensburg correctional facilities.  He retired as a Lieutenant in 2000.

He was a past member of the Dannemora Fire Department, past Grand Knight at the Knights of Columbus in Dannemora, and Fourth Degree Knight at the Knights of Columbus in Ogdensburg.  He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and his camping friends.  He also enjoyed bowling, Nascar, hunting and fishing.

Donations may be made to the Claxton Hepburn’s Dr. Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center, 124 Ford Ave., Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

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38 Condolences

  • Dan LaFaver Posted November 28, 2015 8:02 PM

    So sad to here of Arlo passing away today.I worked with him at OCF for years. The big guy will be missed by us, please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:31 PM

      Thank you so much!

  • Tom Fournier Posted November 29, 2015 3:56 AM

    Worked with Arlo for many years. (82 to 96). One of the best. Sorry for your loss, Barb.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:32 PM

      Thank you for your kind words.

  • Lyle,Freda,Forest,John,Linda, Greg, and Cheryl Posted November 29, 2015 7:46 AM

    All our hearts are with you and your family. We will miss him, and camp will not be the same. “The West Side Wigglers”❤️

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:35 PM

      Our time at camp will not be the same. He loved all of you and enjoyed the comradery.

  • Becky Fiacco Posted November 29, 2015 9:45 AM

    Barb, I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:36 PM

      Thank you Becky, hope you are doing well.

  • Debbie Bouchey and Family Posted November 29, 2015 11:37 AM

    Sending thoughts and prayers to you, Barb; sorry for you and your family in the loss of Arlo, may your memories keep him forever in your hearts.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:37 PM

      Thank you so much Debbie.

  • Monte and Laurie Estes Posted November 29, 2015 5:16 PM

    Barb…Arlo had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile. We enjoyed the campfires we shared with you both. We are so sorry we did not get over to camp to see Arlo and and all of our friends this summer. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ♡

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:39 PM

      Thank you Laurie, we missed seeing you and Monty also.

  • Dannemora Fire Department Posted November 29, 2015 6:55 PM

    The members of the Dannemora Fire Department are sorry to hear of Arlos passing and send thoughts and prayers to the family

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:40 PM

      Thank you for your condolences.

  • Lori & Pat Hackett Posted November 30, 2015 8:07 AM

    Barb…very sorry to hear of Arlo’s passing. We shared many great conversations over the years…our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family…

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:42 PM

      Arlo always enjoyed talking to you Pat. Thank you for thinking of us.

  • Donna Mitchell Posted November 30, 2015 10:15 AM

    Michelle and Bryan – I am so sorry for the loss of your father.

  • Joe ives Posted November 30, 2015 10:27 AM

    So sorry for your loss Barb. Arlo was one of a kind. It was always a great pleasure to see him. He’ll be missed by many. RIP Arlo old boy.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:43 PM

      Thank you Joe, he always spoke highly of you.

  • Paul LaVarnway Posted November 30, 2015 5:11 PM

    To all ArLos family…What a journey life brings to all of us..we grew up together, lived within block, good community, an I thank u for many favors, arlo had a good grasp on life, I worked an my father worked with arlo for many years…all will miss you…Rest my friend.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:44 PM

      Thank you so much.

  • Rev. Dr. Alan Rhodes Posted December 1, 2015 1:06 AM

    I well remember Arlo from school days, even though he was a few years ahead of me. Our family was especially good friends with his sister Grace’s family. We were saddened to learn of his passing and pray that God will bless, comfort and keep you all during this difficult time.

    Alan and Nancy Rhodes

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:46 PM

      Thank you for thinking of him.

  • Jeanne Arnold Posted December 1, 2015 10:50 AM

    Barb ( Mrs. Baker),
    Was so very sad to hear that we lost Mr. Baker. We had so much fun with him at camp. He always made life interesting! I never knew what to expect when I saw him coming to the office. He was my grouchy old bear that growled a lot but would hug me & have tears in his eyes. My heart hurts for you, your family, us, & all the people at the campground, who shared so many awesome times. Please know that Tim & I wish we were home to be there for you. We will keep you close in our thoughts & prayers. I pray that having your wonderful bunch of friends & family will help ease your pain. Hug Bryce for me. I always had a soft spot for him.
    RIP, Mr. Baker.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:49 PM

      Jeanne & Tim, Arlo always enjoyed talking and joking with you. He was a great kidder. I have the pictures from the campground reunion of you and Arlo. Thank you for remembering him. I will give Bryce a hug from you.

  • Blaine Webber Posted December 1, 2015 1:12 PM

    Barb and family, I was saddened to see of Arlo’s passing. Brings back alot of memories of the years together at OCF/RCF/CERT. My condolences to all. RIP Arlo.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:50 PM

      Thank you Blaine. He sure enjoyed being with the Cert Team and the guys at OCF.

  • Carol Leary Posted December 1, 2015 1:19 PM

    Dear Barb – I just read in the paper that Arlo passed away. I am so sorry to hear that. I haven’t seen either of you for many years but I will always remember the very positive experience John and I had when we worked with you at Ogdensburg Corr’l Facility. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    Carol Leary
    Chateaugay, New York

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:54 PM

      Carol, Thank you for you kind words. We would go through Chateaugay on our way to camp in Peru and I wondered if you still lived there. Keep in touch, I would love to see you.
      Barb

  • Angelina Dixon Posted December 1, 2015 4:39 PM

    Michelle,
    So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Michelle Posted December 1, 2015 5:10 PM

      Thank you Angel.

  • Bill Patnode Posted December 1, 2015 7:40 PM

    My condolences to your family. I was in the Reserves in the late 60’s with Arlo. I always enjoyed his humor and going to Mass with him at the PAFB. Everyone will be in my prayers.

    • Barbara Baker and family Posted December 2, 2015 4:55 PM

      Thank you

  • Gary Amell Posted December 3, 2015 7:20 AM

    So sorry to hear of Arlo’s passing. I worked with Arlo both at Clinton and Ogdensburg. He was well respected, he was always ready to have a little fun! He will be missed by all that new Him…

    • Barbara & family Posted December 4, 2015 12:30 PM

      Thank you so much. We miss him already.

  • Thomas Roberts Posted December 4, 2015 11:01 AM

    Barb, Was so sorry to hear of Arlo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Thom and Nancy Roberts

  • Barbara & family Posted December 4, 2015 12:31 PM

    Thank you for your condolences. Arlo sure enjoyed working with you.

  • Robert Paradis Posted December 30, 2015 8:08 PM

    Barb, my condolences on Arlo’s passing and my apologies for not being current.

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